About the book
We used to live in a world of magic . . .
For Alice, life as a teenager is hard enough without turning into a supernatural herald of destruction. And you would think that after causing minor hurricanes with a major sneeze, being visited by a talking fox and ending up on a journey with death around every corner, things can't get much worse.
Between a blind and telekinetic mass murderer, a girl bound to a shadow-demon and a genetically engineered pseudo-messiah, a whole generation of weird is ready to come of age. And when it does, the world will change.
If it survives that long.
My take on the book
As a fan of YA fantasy thriller, I couldn’t really put this book down once I started off. The intriguing fantasy filled plot-line kept me hooked, until I reminded myself that I have to come back to reality. The children of destruction written by Kuber Kaushik is beautifully executed in the fundamentals of racy magic filled the life of a teenager, when her life is transformed as she discovered that she has superhuman power. However, that is not the end, in the midst of discovering her power, she also realized that it came with a whole lot of responsibility.
The book introduces us to many interesting characters, and they are all connected to different back stories. Alice, one of the main protagonists, is lovable, witty and smart. Filled with supernatural moments, a quest for powerful antiquity, the author attempt to take us on a journey of a metaphysical world that underlines the material world, and he sure was successful in doing so. The narration of the book is clear, smooth and totally absorbing. However, as a children's book, the story shouldn't have been stretched or made complicated with additional narration of twist and turn in the plot, I feel it will be slightly difficult for them to catch up with the read. It could have been written in a more simpler way, keeping the same evocative narration.
With so many backs and forth story line, I somehow lose track in the middle. On the contrary, I think this book it is a perfect summer read for all those looking for a magic-filled fantasy book which takes you a fantastical journey. In short, the book is an interesting read that will surely pique the interest of those looking for a whirlwind adventure of magic and more magic.
Title: The Children of Destruction
Author: Kuber Kaushik
Reading level: 12+ years
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (22 March 2019)
My Rating: 3/5